Data Protection, Adtech Industry and Digital Advertising: The Challenges to Come

In 2018 and 2019, Data Protection Authorities in Europe have launched different initiatives around digital advertising with far-reaching consequences for all organisations, especially the AdTech industry. From the focus by the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) and the UK Information Commissioner Office (ICO) on Real-Time Bidding and AdTech to the new rules […]

Cloud-native breaches differ greatly from malware attacks of the past

The recently released Report Cloud-Native: The Infrastructure-as-a-Service Adoption and Risk by McAfee, looks at new Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) incidents in the cloud. The results of the survey demonstrate that 99 percent of IaaS misconfigurations go unnoticed—indicating awareness around the most common entry point to new“Cloud-Native Breaches” (CNB) is extremely low. IaaS breaches don’t look like your typical malware incident, instead […]

#Privacy consumer study finds 69% find it ‘Creepy’ when they receive ads from voice assistants based on unprompted conversations

A new study of 5,000 consumers focused on behaviours and expectations as it relates to interactions with brands. Sixty-nine percent of surveyed consumers find it “creepy” when they receive ads based on unprompted cues from voice assistants like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home. Fifty-one percent are worried that voice assistants are listening to […]

Infamous hacker group, GandCrab ‘come out of retirement’ with new wave of global attacks

Infamous hacker group, GandCrab, have ‘come out of retirement’ and appear to be behind a wave of new attacks being carried out across the world  According to the BBC, the hacker group’s code scrambles data on victims’ computers and to decrypt it they demand blackmail payments. An estimated that 1.5 million machines, including hospitals, are already affected.  […]

Exclusive Webinar by McAfee: Cloud: The 360 Degree Shared Responsibility Model

Data Protection World Forum and McAfee present an exclusive webinar focused on heightening cloud security. Nigel Hawthorn, EMEA & Privacy Spokesperson of McAfee, will provide expert insight and detail the benefits of utilizing the 360-Degree Shared Responsibility Model in cloud security. Still floating in the clouds? The webinar will focus on what cloud security means […]

PrivSec200: Recognising privacy and security professionals from across Europe

The PrivSec200 sponsored by OneTrust recognises and celebrates those individuals who have made significant contributions to the privacy and security sectors. Our editorial team considered several factors in compiling this list, including; social media impact, knowledge sharing and community support. Commenting on those who will be awarded, Ian Evans, Managing Director – EMEA, OneTrust said: [...]

Looking at the current state of data security

The following staggering numbers were revealed by digital security specialists Gemalto: 3.35 billion – the number of data records that were compromised worldwide in the first half 2018 alone. 214 – the number of data records that are lost or stolen every second. 72% – the jump in the number of records compromised in 2018 […]

The most effective firewall: your people

An alarming number of cyber security reports are surfacing, showing how unprepared private and public sector organisations are to handle the current level of security threat. A new Commons report just this month revealed that the UK is more vulnerable to cyber attacks than ever before. But it’s not just the threat from the outside that leaders […]

In loving memory, alpha-numeric passwords

By Geoff Anderson, CEO, PixelPin The term “data breach” will send shivers down the spine of any business leader. A string of high profile cyber-attacks has highlighted that nobody is safe and businesses of all sizes are looking at how they can protect themselves from risk. Companies are making wide-scale investments in security to protect […]